Friday, October 31st, 2014

Ririe School District #252

 

School Board Members

 

Chairman – Troy Nelson

Vice-Chairperson- Myrna Smith

Treasurer-Bert Brown

Kent Barber

Howard Johnson

 

Superintendent

 

Dr. Ron Perrenoud

 

Ririe High School Administration

 

Principal – Chad Williams

 

Secretary – Pat Williams

 

Registrar– LaRenda Sommers

 

Counselor – Terri Elizondo

 

 

 

 Mission Statement

The Mission of Ririe Joint School District #252 is to provide a safe environment where students gain knowledge and skills, develop confidence, value lifelong learning, and become contributing members of our changing world.

 

Welcome

Ririe High School welcomes you as a member of its student body.  We are fortunate to have a beautiful facility and it is your responsibility, as a student, to help keep the walls free of marks and all debris cleaned up off the floor.  There are plenty of wastebaskets stationed around for trash.  Please behave with dignity and respect the rights of others.  Our philosophy is to recognize and provide for the individual needs, interests, and abilities of all students.  We are concerned not only with the accumulation of knowledge, development of skills, and the improvement of understandings, but also with the development of interests, tastes, appreciations, ideals and attitudes, and the functioning of all these in our local community, state and nation.  This information has been prepared and presented so that it will be of value in helping you to adjust to your school and to become an integral part of it.

 

Faculty and Staff

Name

Assignment

Name

Assignment

Berrett, Kathleen

Sped HS

Landon, Julie

Para. SPED

Brown, Teresa

Sped Elementary

Mayes, Tawna

Pre-K & Kinder.

Carris, Charles

Media Center

McGrail, Susan

Kindergarten

Chase, Linda

Kitchen

Morrell, Annette

FC

McKenna, Mark

Art / PE

Niederer, Eva

Kitch. Supervis

Courchaine, Trixie

Nurse

Packebush, Marian

Math

Craner, Marsha

English 9 & 11

Park, Kendall

Custodial

Dodd, Erik

History

Park, Lynn

Custodial

Elizondo, Terri

Counselor

Reed, Sandra

1st Grade

Fullmer, Christina

1st Grade

Smith, Damien

Science / Chem.

Fullmer, Scott

Drama / Speech

Sommers, LaRenda

Registrar / Para.

Gardner, Alan

Government / PE

Sterzer, Susan

Math

Hammon, Treena

Kitchen

Taylor, Nikki

Behavior Spec.

Johnson, Jeff

Science / PE

Torgersen, Eric

Spanish/ Health

Jones, Claire

1st Grade

Webster, Becky

BPA/ YB

Kilpatrick, Eunice

Band / Music

Weekes, Danielle

English10 & 12

Kisner, Debi

Kitchen

Williams, Chad

Principal

Landon, Jake

Ag Science

Williams, Pat

Secretary

 

Student Council

Name

Assignment

Name

Assignment

Tate Wilson

President

Jeremy Larsen

Senior President

Adam Landon

Vice- Pres.

 

Senior Vice-Pres.

Alexis Brown

12th Rep.

Zeke Zeller

Senior Sec.

Tayler Pond

12th Reps:

Michelle Jenkins

Activities Leader

Elizabeth Harmon

11th Reps:

Mori Dunlap

Junior President

Abby Winjum

11th Reps:

Gatlin Lear

Junior Vice-Pres.

Traven Davey

10th Rep.

Justin Odell

Junior Secretary

Jacob Myler

10th Rep

Hunter Parker

Soph. President

Alec Berrett

9th Rep.

Kaleb Orchard

Soph. Vice-Pres.

Erin Brown

9th Rep.

Ali Linsenmann

Soph. Secretary

 

 

Kenedee Moon

Frosh. President

 

 

Chelsea Sherwood

Frosh. Vice-Pres.

 

 

Amy Johnson

Frosh. Secretary

 

 

Student Information

Ririe High School Bell Schedule

Period

Time

1st

8:15-9:09

Nutrition

9:09-9:19

2nd

9:23-10:17

3rd

10:21-11:15

4th

11:19-12:13

Lunch

12:13-12:38

5th

12:42-1:36

6th

1:40-2:34

7th

2:38-3:32

 

Registration

Class designation shall be according to the following credits earned:

Freshmen

0-12

Junior

25-34

Sophomore

13-24

Senior

35 & above

Fees

Seniors / Juniors

Sophomores / Freshmen

Student Body

$14.00

Student Body

$14.00

Extra-Curricular

$36.00

Extra-Curricular

$36.00

Books

$10.00

Books

$10.00

Computers

$10.00

Computers

$10.00

Class Dues

$10.00

Class Dues

$5.00

Total

$80.00

Total

$75.00

* Additional fees may be charged for some classes

 

Schedule Changes

Students are permitted a three (3) school day time frame at the beginning of each semester in which to evaluate their potential in a given course and request class changes.  All requests for a change in class schedule must be accompanied by an acceptable alternative.  Following the three-day period when withdrawal from one class and admittance into another is possible, students may not withdraw and are expected to complete the requirements for all courses in which they are then enrolled. If a student withdraws from a class after the three day period, the transcript will reflect a failing grade. All classes are to be taken in normal sequence or progression.

 

 

Graduation Requirements

The requirements for graduation from Ririe High School have been established by the Board of Trustees of Ririe School District #252 within the conformity of the State of Idaho Department of Education guidelines.  Students who have successfully met these requirements will receive a diploma from Ririe High School.

Class of 2011 & 2012

9th Grade (freshman)

English 9 A & B

Physical Science A & B

9 Social Studies A & B

Math A & B*

 

10th Grade (sophomore)

English 10 A & B

Biology A & B

Math  A & B*

11th Grade (junior)

English 11 A & B

U.S. History A & B

Health 11

Speech

 

12th Grade (senior)

English 12 A & B

U.S. Government A & B

Economics

 

 

In addition to the classes listed above ( 25 credits) students will need:

q Show proficiency on ISAT in language, reading, and math

q 2 credits of humanities - Spanish, drama, art, choir or band

q 21 credits of electives* for a total of 48 credits required to graduate.

*2 years of science and 2 years of math are required to graduate from Ririe High School. Colleges recommend that students take 3 years of science, 4 years of math and 2 years of foreign language.

 

 

Class of 2013 & beyond

9th Grade (freshman)

English 9 A & B

Physical Science A & B

9 Social Studies A & B

Math A & B*

 

10th Grade (sophomore)

English 10 A & B

Biology A & B

Math  A & B*

11th Grade (junior)

English 11 A & B

U.S. History A & B

Health 11

Speech

Science A & B

12th Grade (senior)

English 12 A & B

U.S. Government A & B

Economics

Math A & B*

 

In addition to the classes listed above (29 credits) students will need:

q Show proficiency on ISAT in language, reading and math

q Senior project

q Take the ACT, SAT, or Compass exam by the end of grade 11

q 2 credits of humanities - Spanish, drama, art, choir or band

q 17 credits of electives* for a total of 48 credits required to graduate.

*3 years of science and 3 years of math are required to graduate from RirieHigh School. All math must be Algebra IA or above with two credits of math taken during the senior year.  Basic Algebra will count as an elective credit.  Colleges recommend that students take 4 years of math and 2 years of foreign language.

 

 

 

Grading Scale

94 – 100 = A = 4.0

80 – 82 = B- = 2.7

67 – 69 = D+ = 1.4

90 - 93 = A- = 3.7

77 – 79 = C+ = 2.4

63 – 66 = D = 1.0

87 – 89 = B+ = 3.4

73 – 76 = C = 2.0

60 – 62 = D- = .7

83 – 86 = B = 3.0

70 – 72 = C- = 1.7

59 & Below = F = .0

 


Attendance

Prompt and regular attendance is expected of all students. One of the major causes of failure in school is poor attendance. For the purpose of meeting the 90% attendance requirement there is no difference between excused and unexcused absences. 

 

Excused Absences

  1. Your parent will need to call the school in the morning to report your absence.  If this is impossible, you will need to bring a written excuse signed by your parent upon your return to school.
  2. Your absence needs to be cleared within three days or it will be changed to unexcused and you will not be able to make up tests or class assignments for that day.
  3. If you must leave school during the day, a written permission slip or phone call from a parent is required.  You must always check in and out at the office regardless of parent permission.  Failure to do so will result in truancy and an unexcused absence.
  4. You should ask each teacher what the make-up work will be in each subject and be sure to get the work completed as soon as possible.

Students will have one day for each day excused to make-up assignments and tests resulting from excused absences.

 

Unexcused Absences Include:

1.   Out of School Suspension; Tests, homework, and assignments cannot be made up during OSS.

2.   Late verified absences cleared after the three day deadline has passed.

3.   Truancies

a. Not being where you are supposed to be.

b.   A student leaves campus without checking out through the office.

c. Arriving to class more than ten minutes late.

d.   Leaving class without teacher permission or leaving with teacher permission and not returning in a timely manner.

e. Parental permission is not valid when a student misses class and remains on campus. 

Students will not be allowed to make-up assignments and tests resulting from unexcused absences.

 

Extraordinary Circumstances

Students shall lose credit for any class in which they exceed nine absences in a semester with the following exceptions:

1.   Bereavement leave (usually pre-arranged)

2.   Court subpoena or other legal obligations

3.   School-sponsored activities

4.   Doctor's notes that verify extended illness or injury. (dates must be specified; blanket excuses will not be accepted)

 


Discipline Procedures

Classroom Discipline Procedure

It is the responsibility of each teacher and each student to assure the environment in the classroom is conducive to learning. Classroom rules will be outlined by the teacher. If students are unwilling to comply with classroom rules or are disruptive to the learning environment, teachers will take the following steps. 

1.   Call student by name to correct behavior.

2.   Relocate student by assigning a seat.

3.   Talk to student one-on-one in the hallway.

4.   Call parent on the phone.

5.   Send student to the office.

 

Minor Discipline Problems

The following types of student conduct, while under the supervision of the school, on or off school grounds, will constitute a minor discipline problem:

 

1.   Bullying, initiation, or harassment. ( may be considered major or minor)

2.   Using profanity, vulgarity, abusive, obscene, or inappropriate language. ( may be considered major or minor)

3.   Insubordination, defiance, being disrespectful, willful disobedience or failing to comply with reasonable directions of a staff member. ( may be considered major or minor)

4.   Unauthorized parking in fire lane, driveway, faculty parking, or use of student's vehicle during school hours

5.   Truancy, including being in the hallway during class time without a hall pass.

6.   Dress code violation

7.   Failure to serve detention or suspension.

8.   Not riding school approved transportation to school activities

9.   Public display of affection.

10.  Horseplay

 

Procedure for Handling Minor Discipline Problems

The procedure for handling major discipline problems will be as follows: Any steps may be skipped and action initiated at a subsequent step if the seriousness of the behavior warrants.

1st Offense

Student/principal conference.  Parents may be called and detention assigned.

2nd Offense

1 day suspension or in-school suspension, detention, or special assignment. Parents may be called

3rd Offense

2 days suspension or in-school suspension, detention, or special assignments.  Parents will be notified.

4th Offense

3 to 5 days suspension or in-school suspension.  Parents will be notified and the student referred to the superintendent.

5th Offense

Referral to the Board of Trustees for possible expulsion.  Student may serve an in-school suspension and/or be suspended until the hearing with the Board.

 


Major Discipline Problems

The following types of student conduct, while under the supervision of the school, on or off school grounds, will constitute a major discipline problem:

 

1.   Bullying, initiation, or harassment.( may be considered major or minor)

2.   Using profanity, vulgarity, abusive, obscene, or inappropriate language. (may be considered major or minor)

3.   Insubordination, defiance, being disrespectful, willful disobedience or failing to comply with reasonable directions of a staff member. ( may be considered major or minor)

4.   Extortion by means of force or threat to obtain money or property from another student.

5.   Intimidation of any person with the threat of bodily harm.

6.   Disruption of school related activities by depriving others of the use of school buildings, school grounds, or parts thereof, through violence, force, noise, threat, passive resistance, or other conduct which interferes with the educational activities as organized by the school officials.

7.   Vandalism or graffiti

8.   Computer Intrusion or Misuse

9.   Truancy

10.  Gambling, stealing, or extortion

11.  Intentionally causing, attempting to cause, or behaving in such a way as to cause physical injury to any student or school employee.  Any incident in which a student knowingly hits, shoves, or in any way causes physical abuse.

12.  Fighting, punching, kicking, shoving, or hitting

13.  Being sent to the office by classroom teacher after teacher has followed the classroom discipline procedure.

14.  Possessing, handling, or transmitting any object which may be reasonably considered a weapon or perception of dangerous object.

15.  Possessing, using, selling, transmitting, or being under the influence of any drug, alcohol, intoxicant of any kind, tobacco, unauthorized prescriptions or possession of drug paraphernalia. If there is strong evidence of drugs, intoxicants, or alcohol, the proper authorities will be called.

16.  Unauthorized use of a vehicle during school hours or at a school function.

17.  Any action that would threaten the health, safety, and well-being of students, teachers, employees, or parents.

18.  Cheating, plagiarism, fake phone calls, or forgery

 

Procedure for Handling Major Discipline Problems

The procedure for handling major discipline problems will be as follows: Any steps may be skipped and action initiated at a subsequent step if the seriousness of the behavior warrants.

1st Offense

1 to 2 days suspension or in-school suspension, detention, or special assignments.  Parents will be notified.

2nd Offense

3 to 5 days suspension or in-school suspension.  Parents will be notified and the student referred to the superintendent.

3rd Offense

Referral to the Board of Trustees for possible expulsion.  Student may serve an in-school suspension and/or be suspended until the hearing with the Board

 

Tardies

Students are marked tardy when they are not in the room when the tardy bell rings at the beginning of each period. The following tardy policy is in effect each semester:

1.   If a student is tardy one to two times in a single class, a consequence will be given by the classroom teacher.

2.   If a student is tardy a third time in the same class 60 minutes of detention will be served within a week and parents will be contacted.

3.   If a student is tardy a fourth time in the same class 120 minutes of detention will be served within a week and parents will be contacted.

4.   If a student is tardy six times in the same class, it will result in one day of in school suspension.

5.   If a student is tardy seven times in the same class, it will result in three days of out of school suspension.

6.   Students receiving more than seven tardies in the same class will be referred to the School Board for an expulsion hearing.

 

1-2 tardies

Consequences from the classroom teacher

3 tardies

60 minutes detention and parent contact

4 tardies

120 minutes detention and parent contact

5 tardies

One day ISS

6 tardies

Three days OSS

7 tardies

Referral to the Board

 


In-school Suspension

The student will be able to make up all work missed at full credit.  Work must be turned in on time.

 

Out of School Suspension

Students who are under out of school suspension by administration are not permitted to participate in or attend any school-sponsored activities during the period of suspension. They are not allowed on school district property during the suspension. Students will not be allowed to make up assignments missed during the suspension. 

 

Expulsion

A student, who practices irregular attendance, continually refuses or fails to abide by school regulations and policies may be expelled from school.  Expulsion may result in a loss of credit.  Recommendation for expulsion shall be reported to the Superintendent of Schools.

 

General Policy and Information

Closed Campus

Once you have arrived to school in the morning, you are expected to stay.  Do not drive your car or leave the campus during school hours unless you are signed out by the office.  The office will verify your need to leave with either a phone call or a written note from home.  If the office is unable to verify the need, you will not be allowed to leave the school. If you leave campus at any time without checking out through the office it will result in truancy.

 

Office Phone

The office phone is available for student use before school, during lunch, and after school.  Please don’t leave your class to make a call unless you are sick.  Phone messages from parents will be delivered at an appropriate time, unless it is an emergency.

 

Dress Code

The Board of Trustee's of Ririe School District No. 252 recognizes the individual right of students to choose their style of dress.  The Board takes pride in the fact that the majority of this district's students have elected to wear clothing and observe grooming habits which represent the pride students have in their school.

 

Clothing should always be clean, mended, suitable to body size, and in good taste.  Clothing or grooming habits that are disruptive, have detrimental effects on the educational process, or depict illegal or immoral acts are prohibited.  Clothing and grooming habits must take into account the sensibilities of others.  In order to create a workable and enforceable standard for student dress the following guidelines will be followed:

 


Clothing

1.   Clothing, including shirts and book bags that depict illegal or immoral acts, or grooming habits that are disruptive or have a detrimental effect on the educational process, are prohibited.

2.   Clothing which depicts by word or picture items or acts which are obscene, lewd, indecent or offensive are also prohibited.

3.   Clothing with any depiction or words describing or advertising any alcoholic or tobacco product, or any legal or illegal substance is prohibited.

4.   Clothing which exposes the stomach, back, chest or upper leg is prohibited.

5.   Spaghetti straps, tube tops, string straps, and tank tops are not to be worn.

6.   Underwear must not be visible.

7.   Footwear must be worn.

8.   Undergarments are not to be exposed.

9. Shorts, skirts, skirt slits, jeans with holes, and dresses shall be no shorter than 3 inches above the top of the kneecap.

10.  Insignia are unacceptable in any form if they contain words, symbols, messages, styles of gang symbols, logos, emblems which degrade gender, religion, culture, ethnic value or if they are obscene symbols, signs and slogans.

Violation will result in the following:

1st Offense

Student will be asked to find an alternate article of clothing

 

2nd Offense

Student will be asked to find an alternate article of clothing, principal conference, and parent contact.

 

3rd Offense

Minor discipline procedure will be followed

 

 

 Accessories

1.   Electronic devices (pagers, cell phones, stereo head sets, MP3 players, and ear phones) are not to be seen or heard inside the building during school hours. Exceptions will be before school, after school and during lunch.

2.   Sun glasses shall not be worn in the school building.

3.   All head coverings, including hats and hoodies, are unacceptable for all students with the exception of head covering for medical purposes or religious observance.

4.   Belts cannot be hanging from the waist.

5.   Due to bandannas having gangs reference they are prohibited as attire.

6.   Jewelry that could inflict bodily harm or be used for drug paraphernalia is prohibited.  Visible body piercing such as face, eyes, arms, hands and feet that could inflict bodily harm to self or others is prohibited.

7.   Studded wristbands or belts are not permissible in a school setting.

8.   Personal toys are not allowed in the school building.  ie. skateboards, roller blades, etc.

 

Violation will result in the following

1st Offense

Confiscation of item for the day, student will retrieve item from the office.

2nd Offense

Confiscation of item until parents pick it up.

 

Exceptions to the dress code may be made for special days or special events.  These days and events are announced in advance.  Medical exceptions can be made with a doctor’s verification.

 


Weapons Policy

Policy of Ririe School Board prohibits students from possessing a weapon of any kind on school property or at school sponsored activities.  Instruments considered weapons are knives of all types, chains, chuck-sticks, throwing stars, darts, metal knuckles, blackjacks or clubs, explosives, chemicals such as mace, or any other items intended to inflict injury on another individual or group of individuals.

 

Possession, use, or any attempt to use such weapons will constitute violation of the policy.  Students found in violation of this policy will be referred to law enforcement authorities for legal action; students found in violation will be suspended.

 

Senate Bill 1189 passed by the Idaho legislature in 1995 requires that a student or students who have been found to have carried a firearm on school property shall be expelled from school for a period of not less than one year (twelve calendar months).  The local School Board is allowed to modify the expulsion order on a case by case basis.  Discipline of students with disabilities shall be in accordance with the requirement of the federal law part B of the individual with disability education act and section 504 of rehabilitation act. (Idaho Code, Section 33-205). Ririe School District No. 252 has a zero tolerance policy toward any kind of gun including look-a-like guns or toy guns on school property or at school functions.

 

Ririe School District No. 252 will not admit a student who has been expelled from another district for violating Senate Bill 1189 until that student has completed the expulsion period.  The timing should be based on written confirmation from the district that initially expelled the student.

 

Harassment & Bullying

Harassment and bullying, in any form, is harmful and disruptive to the educational mission of the school.  It has a negative impact on everyone!  Students who pursue a course of harassment or bullying will risk suspension, expulsion, and prosecution by the law.  With incidents of violence in our nation’s schools, it is obvious that harassment and bullying is not only harmful it posses a danger to everyone.  We will not tolerate harassment or bullying!!!

 

School Lunch Prices

Group

Lunch

Nutrition Break

High School

$2.25

Free, 2nd helping $1.55

Elementary

$2.05

Free, 2nd helping $1.55

Adults

$3.05

$1.55

1 entrée $2 sandwich or 1 salad

Driving

Be careful when you drive motor vehicles or cycles on school property.  Students driving cars or motorcycles to school are required to park in the student parking lot.  No vehicle is to be driven during school time, including noon hour, without written permission from the office.  Passes will not include any riders with the driver.  Students are reminded to drive 15 mph or slower while driving inside the school parking lot. Students are not to be in their cars during school hours without permission. Do not park in the faculty parking lot, fire zones, bus, traffic lanes, or handicapped parking places.  Vehicles may be towed and the owner would then be responsible for any costs associated with this offense.

 

Fire Drills

1.   Close windows

2.   Close doors

3.   Carry role call (TA’s)

4.   Go to designated area

5.   Report to office staff member

Lock-Down

1.   Do not allow anyone in or out

2.   Lock door

3.   Close blinds

4.   turn off lights

5.   Sit with class in corner away from the windows and doors

 


Dance and Activity Policy

All RHS dances and activities are for RHS students only. College students or individuals who are not enrolled in high school may not attend.  If a student from another school, private, home or public desires to attend they must adhere to the following.

 

1.   The visiting student must be sponsored by an RHS student.

2.   The sponsoring student must obtain & submit to the office a RHS dance pass at least 48 hours before the scheduled dance or activity.

3.   An administrator will contact the visiting student’s school to determine if the student is in good standing with that school. (no major discipline problems)

4.   The sponsoring student is responsible for the visiting student’s behavior. If there is a problem both students will be required to leave.

5.   All visiting students must follow all RHS policies.

 

Books and Lockers

All textbooks are loaned to you for their use during the school year.  Textbooks are to be kept clean and handled carefully.  Please be sure your name and grade is written in the books in case they are misplaced.  We charge fines based on the misuse, or lost books. 

All students will be issued a locker.  It is each student’s responsibility to keep the locker orderly and clean.  No stickers shall be placed in or on the locker.  Hall and P.E. lockers are property of the school and may be checked at any time without student permission.

 

Disclaimer

School rules published in this handbook are subject to changes as may be needed to insure continued compliance with federal, state, or local regulations and are subject to such review and alteration as becomes necessary for the routine operation of the school. Not all rules of behavior can be written and inserted in a guide book; however, we expect students to follow reasonable rules and not violate the rights of others.

 

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities for terms of this document will specifically including but not be limited to:

1.   Cheerleading , student body and class officers, drama, music, clubs, honor society, FFA, BPA, scholastic bowl and athletic teams  

 

Philosophy of Ririe Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities shall be integral parts of the total school educational program.  Curriculum of each will develop learning outcomes in the areas of knowledge, skills, and emotional patterns and will contribute to the development of better citizens.  Emphasis will be upon teaching through athletics and activities in addition to teaching the skills associated with each.

 

Participation in an extracurricular activity is a privilege.  By being a group or team member, the participant assumes the responsibility of projecting an image which is positive, and reflects on the total student body.  Their actions, general health habits, behaviors and sense of responsibility should be representative of the role of student leadership being undertaken.

 

Aims and Objectives of Extracurricular Activities

1.   Learn skills, rules and fundamentals of a given activity or sport which will provide awareness for life-long activity and enjoyment. 

2.   Learn more about themselves, i.e., how they react under pressure, how they can stretch and accomplish more than they realize if they are willing to pay the price.

3.   Learn leadership, being part of a team and learn to cooperate to achieve a goal.

4.   Learn discipline, self control, and commitment.

5.   Be honest with themselves and others.

6.   Learn sportsmanship and respect for others.

7.   Gain sound health practices, general muscle, motion control and physical development.

Fees

A travel fee of $55 must be paid for each extra curricular activity in which you are involved.  If you wish to participate but are unable to pay fees, talk to the activities director to discuss possible scholarships available.  We do not want finances to deter students from participating.

 

Accountability of Equipment

Uniforms and equipment will be checked in and out by the advisors and coaches of a particular activity or sport. Students will be held accountable for the specific piece or pieces of equipment checked out to them and will be responsible for the price of a replacement item if they do not return a piece.

 

If equipment is damaged or destroyed by negligence then the student responsible will be liable for the replacement of the equipment and will be assessed the cost of the replacement.  An athlete may not participate in another sports program if equipment for which they are responsible is not returned or restitution is not paid.

 


Attendance

The student must be in attendance three out of seven semester periods in order to participate in an activity or practice that day. If the advisor, coach, and school administrator are notified of a prior doctor's appointment or if the absence is unavoidable in the eyes of the advisor, coach, and administrator then the student will be eligible.

 

Travel

Unless other travel arrangements are authorized, students will board the bus at the school designated bus stops and will return to the designated bus stops. The only variation allowed in this regulation is the release of students to parents in a face-to-face situation at the close of the activity before buses begin the return trip. Exceptions to this process must be pre-arranged by the parent with an administrator.

 

Behavior

A student must be in good standing with the school concerning discipline.  A student under in-school or out-of-school suspension will be ineligible to participate in at least one competition within a week of their suspension.

 

Letter Requirements

A student must be in a group or a team member in either an active supportive nature throughout the entirety of the season without infractions to be eligible to receive a letter or certificate.  Exceptions may be made in case of illness, injury, or if the student moves and his or her advisor or coach feels that the student is deserving of an award.  Each participant should meet the following qualifications:

1.   Sportsmanship

2.   Attitude

3.   Cooperation

4.   Character

5.   Attendance at practice

6.   Participation in competition or performance

 

After a student receives the initial "R" letter, they will then receive bars, emblems and/or certificates indicating that they have lettered during a subsequent school year.  Individual plaques or medals will be given at the discretion of the advisor or coach to those participants who have made outstanding contributions throughout the season.

 

Grade Eligibility

To be eligible to begin participation in extracurricular activities a student must have received credit for at least six classes the previous semester and have a 2.0 (GPA) grade point average for the last official grading period (semester & quarter grades). Students under an individualized education plan (IEP) must meet the requirement set forth in the IEP. If at the end of an official grading period, a student does not have a 2.0 GPA or has an F, the following will occur.

1.   The student will be placed on the ineligible list and will not be eligible to participate in travel, competition, performances, or functions of office for one week.  The student will be allowed to continue to practice during this time. 

2.   A student who has been placed on the ineligible list will be required to submit a grade check that has been signed by each of the student’s teachers, to the office every Tuesday for the remainder of the quarter to insure a 2.0 GPA is maintained and no F’s are being earned.  If the student’s grades fall below the 2.0 standard or an F is being earned, an administrator will declare them ineligible for one week, and the process outlined above will begin again.

3.   In the event that a student fails to complete the required grade check, the student will be deemed ineligible for that week.

4.   Notwithstanding the minimum requirements of this policy, individual teams and groups may adopt more stringent eligibility requirements subject to the approval of the building administration.

Hazing

Hazing, harassment, and initiation practices of any form will not be tolerated.  Violation may result in suspension and possible dismissal from the activity. 

 

Behavior

A student must be in good standing with the school concerning discipline.  A student under in-school or out-of-school suspension will be ineligible to participate in at least one competition within a week of their suspension. No participant in extracurricular activities will be allowed to partake of drugs without prescription, alcoholic beverages or tobacco products or being knowingly present when any of the above are used, possessed, or consumed. Being involved in a crime of moral turpitude may jeopardize their status on a team or group. Infractions that occurs during the school year, whether in or out of the season the following consequences will be enforced:

1st Offense

The student will be given a two (2) week suspension from all extracurricular activity.

2nd Offense

The student will be suspended from all extra-curricular activity for the remainder of the season or term, or for a period of not less than sixty (60) days (whichever is greater), and mandatory follow-up sessions with the substance abuse counselor will be required.  Reinstatement of the student in extra-curricular activities following the sixty (60) days or remainder of season suspension will be contingent upon the student complying with all written recommendations and approval of the superintendent, principal, and the substance abuse counselor.

3rd Offense

The student will be recommended to the Board to be expelled.  The student may be suspended from all extra-curricular activities for the remainder of the school year in addition to any other sanctions, which may be prescribed by the Board.

 

 


Parent Information

 

Helpful Guidelines for Parents

Your sons and daughters will be faced with many issues as they move through their high school years.  During this time they will have to make decisions that will affect their career, education, and personal goals and plans.

 

They will be gaining knowledge about themselves and others and will gain an understanding about the importance of systematic career and educational planning.  As parents, you have the opportunity during this time to be involved with their career planning and provide them with the support needed to make informed choices regarding their futures.

 

The following activities will be helpful as you guide them through their high school years. 

 

1.   Review their career and educational plans with them on a regular basis.

2.   Discuss with them how their high school classes relate to potential career choices.

3.   Talk to them about your own careers and about the occupations of other family members.

4.   Provide them with the opportunity to see their grandparents’ and other relative’s places of employment.

5.   Help them build their self-confidence.  Make them feel good about what they do in and out of school.  Acknowledge their small achievements.

6.   Know their school environment.  Visit with teachers, counselors and other staff members.

7.   Encourage them to be involved in school activities. Discuss how these can provide career information and self-insight

8.   Help them to recognize their area of strength and how these relate to career choices.

9.   Encourage them to be involved in school activities.  Discuss how these can provide career information and self-insight.

10.  Help them to recognize their area of strength and how these relate to career choices.

11.  Encourage them to explore all options for educational opportunities beyond high school: technical preparation, apprenticeship programs, military service, junior colleges, or four year institutions of higher education.

12.  Stress the importance of always doing their best in school.  Recognize their efforts.

13.  Celebrate Success! Listen and understand when failure occurs and turns into a learning experience.

 

Freshman Year

1.    Develop a systematic long-range plan of courses in high school that will prepare your student for a program leading to a career that fits his/her interests.

2.   Review your student’s progress in study habits and test-taking skills with appropriate faculty.

3.   Discuss career plans/options with your student using assessment information and data.

4.   Review and understand the necessary requirements for graduation.

5.   Review change and approve your student’s tenth grade educational plan.

Sophomore Year

1.   Review your student’s test results and how they relate to his/her career and educational plan.

2.   Check at your place of employment for available employer-related scholarship information and other sources of financial aid.

3.   Attend career fairs and college fairs with your student.

4.   Clarify and reinforce with your student the necessity of making a commitment to post high school plans.

5.   Review, clarify, change and/or approve your student’s eleventh grade plan

Junior Year

1.   Check on college entrance test date and registration. (PSAT, ACT, SAT)

2.   Review with your student specific entrance requirements for post-secondary training programs he/she may wish to attend.

3.   Review graduation requirements and be certain that appropriate credits are being obtained.

4.   Encourage your student to check on financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

5.   Review your student’s twelfth grade career educational plan and schedule.

Senior Year

1.   Help your student remember due dates on scholarships and other sources of financial aid.  Re-check graduation requirements.

2.   Remind student to obtain various forms related to acquisition of financial aid (scholarships, student loans, grants, etc.) by November.

3.   Attend presentations related to scholarships and financial aid offered by the school.

4.   Complete all financial aid forms as soon as possible.

5.   Help your student to complete necessary applications as soon as a decision has been reached relative to which post-secondary training institution he/she will be attending.

6.   Check your student’s completed applications, resume development and interviewing.


Study Habits

 

1.   The teacher is there to instruct you and answer your question.  Ask for explanations of anything you do not understand.

2.   Always pay attention in class.

3.   Start on long term class and homework assignments immediately.

4.   Set a realistic schedule of how much needs to be done each day or each week.  Do not create pressure for yourself by waiting until the last night or weekend.

5.   See that you have proper homework study conditions: quiet area, proper lighting, materials, etc., and set a regular time, if possible for studying.

6.   When you study, give the subject your full attention and do not allow your thoughts to be distracted.  Turn off the radio and television.  One half-hour intense concentration often will be worth two hours of time spent during which you allow your mind to wander or are otherwise distracted.

7.   Learn to take notes in class.  Do not try to make complete sentences: just write down key words and phrases.  One method is to take notes and later copy them into a special notebook.  In this way you are actually reviewing while you recopy the notes.

8.   Before you begin to read a chapter, glance at any questions that are listed at the end.  Read the captions of the pictures and look at the illustrations.  If you find any words you do not know, look them up in the glossary or a dictionary.  This will assist you in establishing purposes before you begin your reading.

9.   After you have read a chapter or pages, go over the material carefully and take notes of the important points that you want to remember.  Do not skip words or problems you do not understand.

10.  Ask yourself questions about the assignment and if you cannot answer them, skim the material again looking for that precise information.

11.  Do not get upset with a difficult assignment.  After studying a lesson for a reasonable length of time, put it to one side and come back to it again when your mind is rested.  It will be easier the next time you go over it.

12.  Ask you teacher for specific suggestions about how to study.

13.  There are certain techniques that vary among subjects, and teachers know special methods that will help you remember and understand difficult material.

14.  Students are encouraged to be involved in extracurricular activities.

 

Career Planning

Preparation Guide Career

As you think about career choices and career planning, think of the community in which you live.  Your community can be one of the best resources for information about career, mentor, counseling, financing and the like.  Try to become informed by approaching your school counselor as well as other resource personnel in your area.

 

It is important to set goals.  You cannot expect to accomplish your career goals unless you make a plan.  The sooner you begin to chart your direction, the more direct will be your course toward your career destination.  This section will help you explore career possibilities and provide you with some tips on reaching your destination.

 

1.   Assess Yourself: Employers are looking for the skills and attitudes you have; how you think, act and work with others.  A personal assessment will provide you with good clues as to the type of career options you should be considering.  Assess yourself in terms of these categories.

a. What interest or skill have you developed?

b.   What do you like best; working with people, things or ideas and information?

c. What subjects really interest you?

 

2.   Explore Possibilities: Read about various career possibilities of interest to you.  It is best not to base important decisions on one experience only; you are well advised to keep your options open and finish high school.

a.  Get experience; part time work, volunteering, co-op education.

b.   “Shadow” someone in the job that you are looking at.

c. Explore challenging options through apprenticeships, mentoring, and career days.

 

3.   Inform Yourself: The more knowledge you can secure about a chosen career, the more informed your decision will be and the greater your chances for success.

a. What are the specific qualifications needed?

b.   How much education and what kind of training is required for a specific career?

c. What is the present availability of positions in your community?

d.   What are the projected needs for this type of position in the future?

e. What are the opportunities for personal and professional growth?

f.   What are the working conditions, such as scheduling, working alone or with others, outdoors or indoors, and so on?

g. What are the workplace laws you need to know about?

 

4.   Prepare Yourself: Being prepared will help boost your confidence for the next stage.

a. Make up a resume and cover letter.

b.   Contact people for references.

c. Make up a “job-hunting” plan including goals, contacts and schedules.

d.   Find out something about the companies you will be applying to; this may eliminate some from your list right away.

5.   Present Yourself: To make yourself stand out from the competition in the job market, you have to market yourself.  On paper (resumes or application) or in person (interviews).

 


Ririe High School Athletic Schedule 2010-2011

Volleyball

 

Coach- LaRenda Sommers

 

Date

Opponent

H/A

Time

Team

Bus

8/26

Aberdeen/Rockland

A

4:00

V

 

8/28

SF; Ice Breaker

A

9:00

V

 

9/1

Soda Springs

A

6:00

V/JV

 

9/8

Soda Springs

H

6:00

V/JV

 

9/9

Aberdeen 

H

6:00

V/JV

 

9/11

WJ Invite

A

9:00

V

 

9/15

North Fremont

H

6:00

V/JV

 

9/16

WJ / Salmon

A

6:00

V/JV

 

9/17&18

Star Valley Invite

A

3:00

V

 

9/22

Firth

A

6:00

V/JV

 

9/29

Butte

H

6:00

V/JV

 

9/30

North Fremont

A

6:00

V/JV

 

10/6

West Jefferson

H

6:00

V/JV

 

10/7

Firth

H

6:00

V/JV

 

10/14

Butte

A

6:00

V/JV

 

10/19-21 District Tournament @ Ririe

 

 


Cross Country

 

 

 

 

Coach- Erik Dodd

 

 

 

 

Date

Location

 

Time

 

Bus

9/2

Sugar Invite

 

3:00

 

 

9/4

Soda Springs

 

1:00

 

 

9/10

Tiger Grizz

 

3:30

 

 

9/17

Rigby Invite

 

3:00

 

 

9/22

Teton Invite

 

3:00

 

 

9/30

Ririe Invite

 

3:00

 

 

10/7

Butte Invite

 

3:00

 

 

10/13

Salmon Invite

 

2:00

 

 

10/20 District Meet @ TBA

 

Football

 

Coach- Jeff Johnson

 

Date

Opponent

H/A

Time

Team

Bus

9/3

Westside

A

4:00

V/JV

 

9/10

Malad

H

4:30

V/JV

 

9/17

Aberdeen 

A

4:00

V/JV

 

9/24

Butte

H

4:30

V/JV

 

10/1

Soda Springs

H

4:30

V/JV

 

10/8

West Jefferson

A

4:30

V/JV

 

10/15

Firth

H

4:30

V/JV

 

10/22

North Fremont

A

4:30

V/JV

 

 


Wrestling

Coach- Chris Harris

Date

Opponent

H/A

Time

Team

Bus

12/10-11

Marsh Valley Inv.

A

TBA

 

 

12/16

Challis, Teton, SF

H

5:00

 

 

12/29

Firth Invite

A

10:00

 

 

1/5

Aberdeen

H

6:00

 

 

1/7

Sugar

A

 

 

 

1/13

Firth 

A

6:00

 

 

1/14-15

Madison Inv.

A

TBA

 

 

1/19

WJ / Rigby tri.

A

TBA

 

 

1/27

NF / Oakley tri.

A

5:00

 

 

2/3

Butte

H

6:00

 

 

2/4-5

Aberdeen Invite

A

TBA

 

 

2/10

Challis

A

6:00

 

 

2/11

NF/Grace/Soda

H

5:00

 

 

2/18 District Tournament @ West Jefferson


Girls Basketball

Coach- Damian Smith

Date

Opponent

H/A

Time

Team

Bus

11/12

Mackay

A

6:00

V/JV

 

11/17

South Fremont

A

6:00

V/JV

 

11/18

Salmon

H

5:30

V/JV

 

11/19

Aberdeen

A

5:30

V/JV

 

11/23

Teton

H

5:30

V/JV

 

11/30

Aberdeen

H

5:30

V/JV

 

12/2

South Fremont

H

5:30

V/JV

 

12/4

Salmon

A

5:30

V/JV

 

12/8

JV vs. Clark

H

4:00

JV

 

12/9

Mackay

H

5:30

V/JV

 

12/15

Butte

A

5:30

V/JV

 


1/5

Teton

A

6:00

V/JV

 

1/8

North Fremont

H

5:30

V/JV

 

12/22

West Jefferson

A

5:30

V/JV

 

1/12

Firth

A

5:30

V/JV

 

1/14

Butte

H

5:30

V/JV

 

1/15

JV vs. Clark

A

4:00

JV

 

1/22

West Jefferson

H

5:30

V/JV

 

1/26

North Fremont

A

5:30

V/JV

 

1/28

Firth

H

5:30

V/JV

 

2/14-26 District Tournament @ TBA

 


Boys Basketball

Coach- Jake Landon

Date

Opponent

H/A

Time

Team

Bus

12/1

Teton

H

5:30

V/JV

 

12/3

Aberdeen

A

5:30

V/JV

 

12/8

Clark Co.

H

4:00

V/JV

 

12/10

Mackay

A

6:00

V/JV

 

12/14

South Fremont

A

6:00

V/JV

 

12/16

Teton

A

6:00

V/JV

 


12/18

Aberdeen

H

12:00

V/JV

 

1/6

Mackay

H

5:30

V/JV

 

1/7

South Fremont

H

5:30

V/JV

 

1/13

Butte

A

5:30

V/JV

 

1/15

Clark Co.

A

4:00

V/JV

 

1/19

West Jefferson

A

5:30

V/JV

 

1/21

North Fremont

H

5:30

V/JV

 

1/27

Firth

H

5:30

V/JV

 

1/29

Butte

H

5:30

V/JV

 

2/4

West Jefferson

H

5:30

V/JV

 

2/9

North Fremont

A

5:30

V/JV

 

2/11

Firth

A

5:30

V/JV

 

2/14-26 District Tournament @ TBA